Pipping but no noise?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Smokin Silkies, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Smokin Silkies

    Smokin Silkies formerly browneyebuttafly

    Mar 27, 2009
    Western, PA
    I have been gone half of today. When I left at 2:30 pm, there were no noises, movement or pips. When I came home at 8 pm there was 1 egg that had pipped. So its almost 10 pm now and I haven't seen it rocking or move at all. I haven't heard a sound at all! Is this normal? I am on day 20 with silkies, and this is my first hatch. I tried to search the forum for answers but can't find it. Thanks!

    I have 15 eggs in cartons
     
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  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Yes, that is normal, I have never heard my chickies until they start zipping, some people say they can hear them, but I never have. Just wait until they start zipping, then you'll miss the quiet! [​IMG] Also they take long rests between pipping and zipping sometimes a day, so you may not see rocking for a while.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  3. Smokin Silkies

    Smokin Silkies formerly browneyebuttafly

    Mar 27, 2009
    Western, PA
    Thank You so much! I feel alot better. I was terrified, it had pipped then drowned or something?!?! I worry about every little thing. I feel better about going to bed now. Thanks!
     

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